This section of aerial photographs includes several views of downtown Miami, as well as Coconut Grove, Biscayne Bay, and Normandy Isles at the northern end of Miami Beach. Also included in the photographs are several different types of aircraft including Army bombers, Pan American Airways Clipper Ships, U.S. Navy dirigibles, and the Goodyear Blimp "Defender".
This section shows the arrival of the first air mail flights to Miami in 1926. The photographs show the pilots, crew, post office personnel, and others present at the airport to observe the flights. Also included are photographs of the Florida Airways' planes that operated on the air mail routes.
This section includes early photographs of Miami airports. Views of Municipal Airport at Opa-Locka, 36th Street Airport, Dinner Key, and Viking Airport are exhibited.
This section shows the Goodyear Blimps "Defender" and "Puritan" on visits to Miami circa 1930.
This section includes photographs of the German Airship Graf Zeppelin on its visit to Miami en route to the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago.
Pan American Airways
This section includes photographs of Pan American's Brazilian Clipper, China Clipper, and American Clipper. Passengers are shown boarding and disembarking and there are two photos of Charles Lindbergh getting ready to pilot the American Clipper on its maiden voyage to the Panama Canal Zone.
This section exhibits early photographs of seaplanes on Biscayne Bay. Included are photographs of the German Dornier Do-X seaplane, a Chalk's Flying Service seaplane, and Consolidated Commodores belonging to the New York, Rio, and Buenos Aires Air Lines.